24 February 2013

Bio Oil

I've never really had much of a problem with spots. Even as a young teenager, I only ever really got one or two spots at once.
I've heard that getting spots in certain places means something, for example that you've got a poor diet or lack of sleep, but unfortunately I don't really know that much about it. All I know is I always had a spot inbetween my eyebrows, often on my chin and very rarely, if ever on my cheeks (anyone have any ideas why this might be?).
Anyway getting onto the actual topic of the post, this left me with dark, slightly purple-y coloured spots of skin inbetween my eyebrows. I left them a while hoping they'd fade on their own before attempting to do anything about it, as they still looked like actual spots. However, after a few months I just wanted rid and this is where the Bio Oil came in!
I'd never really considered Bio Oil as I actually thought it was solely for stretch marks, however after Tweeting for advice it was recommended to me by another blogger (I'm really sorry, I can't remember who this was!).
Bio Oil claims to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin.
On application, it is not in the slightest bit greasy as you may expect, and it absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving it feeling really soft and moisturised. (I am actually considering using it all over my face in the hope it'll give me healthier looking skin, any suggestions? Or not such a good idea on combination skin?)
 The instructions recommend you to use the Bio Oil twice a day for a minimum of three months in order to start to see any results. Word of warning; a little of this goes a long way and I needed the tiniest blob to cover the area I wanted to. I really wish I had before and after pictures but I'm afraid you'll just have to take my word for this...
...two months in and I'd say my skin tone has evened out by about 60-70%. I can now only see the dark spots if I look for them specifically, whereas before they were very prominent on my forehead (to me anyway!).
I am one happy customer!
Bio Oil can be purchased from both Boots and Superdrug, where it retails for
£8.99 for 60ml, £14.99 for 125ml or £19.99 for 200ml. 

I am also considering using this to reduce the appearance of my stretch marks; have you used Bio Oil on stretch marks?
If you have, I'd love to know how you found it!

Jo xx


  1. I've heard so many good things about Bio Oil for scaring and stuff :) I'm happy it worked out for you on the dark spots :) think i'll get myself some of this very soon! xx

    Katie x


    1. Definitely worth a go on those annoying little imperfections! xx

  2. Thnkx for the review I have been wondering a lot about this product I think I will try it too and
    Please let me know about the stretch marks!!


    1. I will definitely do another update if I decide to give it a go on my stretch marks! :) xx

  3. I've been using this since my op scar has been healed enough to put stuff on it, it really is briliant!

    I also cover my face in it, (I am combination skin too!) when my skin is really dehydrated and dull, I'd reccomend it for the face, it works wonders...You don't look attractvie with it on but hey you're only sleeping and your skin will be amazing in the morning



    1. Oo fabulous thanks for that, I think I'm gonna give it a whirl! Anything for good skin! xx

  4. I use this religiously on my stretch marks but I have never thought about using it on my face, I have combination skin too - I'm gonna try this! Thanks for the tip.


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  6. Love your blog - just had to follow :)

    I have been considering using Bio oil for a while to even out my skin tone and get rid of a small scar on my face...may actually try it now! Great review and glad to hear of someone who is actually using it on their face!



    1. Aw thank you for following! :) Yes I would recommend it hands down, it might not make your scar disappear but it will definitely make it fade! Thank you! xx


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